Job opportunities at the LIVES Centre

Job description

The successful applicant will work under the co-supervision of the Director of CIGEV (Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel) and the Principal Investigator of SHARE Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maurer). The successful applicant will further collaborate with other members of the CIGEV, the SHARE team, and the wider team of researchers at the LIVES Centre.

Specifically, the objectives of the advertised postdoctoral position are to:

  • Coordinate and scientifically, methodologically and technically support ongoing LIVES/SHARE collaborative projects in the areas of cognition and subjective cognitive decline, health literacy, decision-making in the population 50+ or end-of-life research.
  • Conduct individual research on ageing using the SHARE database and/or related data sources.
  • Organize and support one or two interdisciplinary workshops in the areas of expertise of CIGEV and/or SHARE in the context of the new LIVES Centre.
  • Assist in the further development of a collaborative platform between CIGEV, SHARE and the LIVES Centre.

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Your qualifications

General

  • We are looking for a dynamic, reliable, and motivated researcher with a PhD in psychology, sociology, gerontology, demography, epidemiology, economics, nursing, public health, or other health-related field with outstanding research potential and evidence of scholarship.
  • Strong research interest in the areas of cognition and cognitive decline, health literacy, decision-making at older ages and/or end-of-life issues.
  • Strong quantitative methodological and statistical skills: Good knowledge of statistical analyses programs (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS, Python or similar software).
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborating in an interdisciplinary and international research team: the candidate will take on the leadership of a aforementioned self-chosen and agreed upon project in the group as well as contribute to an already existing project.
  • Proficiency in English (speaking and writing) is essential; proficiency in any of the following national Swiss languages is an asset: Italian, German and/or French.
  • Research experience with the SHARE database or similar survey data is an asset.

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to plan research and organizational goals with other team members and work to deadlines
  • Good cooperative skills with other researchers and team members
  • Good communication skills, ability to keep an open-mind, ability to communicate ideas to others
  • Good organizational skills, ability to organize one or two interdisciplinary workshops

What the position offers you

The successful candidate will:

  • Be embedded in a stimulating interdisciplinary and international working environment, i.e., the candidate highly benefits from existing collaborative relationships with outstanding multidisciplinary research teams of CIGEV, SHARE, and the LIVES Centre.
  • Benefit from a rich multicultural, interdisciplinary, and dynamic academic environment: the research infrastructure and research networks of CIGEV, SHARE, and the LIVES Centre.
  • Receive compensation and work arrangements in accordance with the Swiss National Science Foundation criteria for postdoctoral researchers (salary range between CHF 82’558 and CHF 92’312). Funding of this position is for 12 months (January 2022-December 2022).

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Your application

Deadline : 31st October 2021

Candidates retained for the second application stage for this position will be interviewed in-person or remotely during the week of November 8, 2021.

Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account.

Job information

  • Expected start and end date: 01.01.2022 – 31.12.2022
  • Contract length: 1 year
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Workplace: University of Lausanne (Géopolis building) and Centre interfacultaire de gérontologie et d'études des vulnérabilités (28 bd du Pont-d'Arve, 1205 Genève)

 

Contact for further information

Dr. Robert Reinecke
Senior Researcher
robert.reinecke@fors.unil.ch

 

Job description

The Institute of social sciences at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research on the Life-course and Vulnerabilities (LIVES) is looking for a postdoctoral Researcher SNSF to work on an extension of a European (NORFACE) project entitled Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment - DAISIE, led by Professor Nicky Le Feuvre, which was part of a wider research program on the Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL).

Under the direct supervision of Prof. Nicky Le Feuvre, the selected candidate will carry out the following tasks:

  1. Contribute to the overall coordination of the activities of the international research partners, located in different countries (Chili, Ireland, Switzerland, UK), including the organization of project meetings and the maintenance of the on-line communication platform and data archive tool (GED)

  2. Regularly up-date a multilingual (English & French) literature review on extending working lives, older workers, health and gender equality issues;
  3. Code and analyse (using ATLAS-Ti software) a large number (250) of fully-transcribed biographical interviews + associated life-calendars carried out (in French and in English) with older workers in three employment sectors (finance, health, transport), along with expert interviews with key stakeholders in the same fields;
  4. Collaborate with the international research partners to identify relevant topics for cross-national comparative analysis of the gendered experiences of older workers;
  5. Contribute to the sociological analysis of the literature and data collected in the course of the DAISIE project, with a view to producing at least two academic publications.   

Job description

Your qualifications

  • Candidates should hold a PhD degree in sociology or a related social science discipline, combined with some previous research experience. In exceptional circumstances, the position could be offered to a candidate with a Master degree who has not yet submitted his or her PhD dissertation (Junior Researcher SNSF position)
  • Candidates must have proven ability in qualitative data analysis. Previous experience of working with ATLAS-Ti software would be an asset.
  • Candidates must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of an international team.
  • Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills: be fluent in French, with a very good working knowledge of English.  
  • Candidates must be able to work closely with the PI and to collaborate actively with the other DAISIE team members to find constructive solutions to any problems that may arise in the course of the project

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Deadline

Applications must reach us no later than November 15th 2021

Only applications (PDF or word) through the UNIL website will be considered.
Interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates, either on site or by Zoom, in late November 2021.

Job information

•    Starting date: January 1st 2022 (negotiable)
•    Full-time position (80%-100%) for 12 months
•    Place of work: University of Lausanne, Géopolis Building
•    Salary scale

Contact for further information

Further details about this position can be obtained from: Nicky.LeFeuvre@unil.ch

Your responsibilities

The position aims at contributing, under the direction of Professor Laura Bernardi (University of Lausanne), to the theoretical and empirical research on family complexity in a life course perspective. A second aim is to contribute to substantive and methodological research on the interdependences across life course domains.

Your qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a PhD in Sociology or Psychology or has an equivalent degree, has a strong interest and experience in life course studies. She·he has a solid record of publications, has applied quantitative longitudinal data analysis, she·he is fluent in written and spoken English and ideally has good scientific communication skills in French or German. Further, she·he has excellent team work and research management skills.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Your application

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF.
Only applications through the UNIL website will be considered.

Deadline : 05.11.2021

Job description

Job information

  • Contract duration: 12 months
  • Start date: 1st of January 2022 or later upon agreement
  • Percentage: 100%
  • Location: University of Lausanne, Géopolis
  • Deadline for application: 5th of November 2021
  • Salary range : between CHF 82’558 and CHF 92’312

 

Contact for further information

Prof. Laura Bernardi
laura.bernardi@unil.ch